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Rose-faced Parrot Pyrilia pulchra

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This species is endemic to the Chocó bioregion of western Colombia and western Ecuador, where it is an inhabitant of reasonably tall forest, plantations, and second growth, usually below 1200 m, although it ranges higher locally. The Rose-faced Parrot was formerly considered to be conspecific with the Brown-hooded Parrot (Pyrilia haematotis), from which the present species differs most clearly in the large pinky-red facial patch, outlined with darker feathers, and the lack of red feathering on the flanks and axillaries. Although considered to be generally uncommon, the species is capable of adapting to some degree of habitat modification. Like all of the genus Pyrilia, this species was until recently placed in the genus Pionopsitta.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Rose-faced Parrot (Pyrilia pulchra), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: